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Dr. Jamison Starbuck

Eczema on child's hand
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Hi!  I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician.  I’m here today with health tips for kids about: eczema.

Eczema is a pretty funny word, isn’t it?  It’s spelled E-C-Z-E-M-A.  It comes from a Greek word that means ‘something thrown out by heat’.  If you have eczema, you’ll know why.  Eczema is a red, dry, itchy, scaly skin rash and when it’s really bad, it feels like your skin is being boiled from the inside out.

Sweet Potato Sprouting
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Hi!  I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician.  I’m here today with health tips for kids about: sweet potatoes.

The inspiration for this story comes from an organic sweet potato named Steady. When this sweet potato came home from the store, it was just a sweet potato.  It lay on our kitchen counter top for the longest time.  Most days I would look at it and think ‘I should bake that sweet potato tonight’.  But somehow, the time never came.  Finally I named the sweet potato Steady because it just lay there day after day and never changed. Until one day it did. Steady started to sprout.

Digesting!
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Hi!  I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician.  I’m here today with health tips for kids about: digestion.

Do you know what your digestive tract is? 

It’s the part of your body that starts at your mouth and ends at your butt.  It’ a great big system that has two major jobs.  The first job, called digestion, is to take your food and turn it nutrition and energy.  The second job is to get rid of food we don’t need, and we do that by pooping.

Sneezing boy.
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Hi!  I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician.  I’m here today with health tips for kids about: sneezing.

Ahhh choo!  Ahhh choo!

Everybody knows about sneezing because everybody does it!  Sneezing is blasting air out of your nose like a great big explosion.  Scientists have measured the speed of air in a sneeze.  In some people air comes out at 100 miles an hour!

Wrapping a sprained join in an elastic bandage can help compress the swelling.
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Hi!  I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician.  I’m here today with health tips on sprains.

Do you ever wonder why your parents and other adults tell you “no running’” when you’re just about to dash down a flight of stairs or speed through the aisles of a grocery store?  “No running” they call out right when you’re ready to race down the sidewalk.

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